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Experience Saturday @ The Kitchen Shop

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Experience Saturdays in our Kitchen Shop at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
Touch, Try, Learn, Smell, Taste & A Whole Lot More!

Our Kitchen Shop™ has a whole new look… and feel and taste and touch and learn!  Stop by ANYTIME to experience it but especially on Saturdays, when you’ll get a big fat dose of how we put our mad creativity skills to work to reinvent the way you experience our Kitchen Shop (actually the way you’ll experience ANY culinary retail store!)

Here’s what we have planned for Saturday, May 18, 2019. 
Come experience The Kitchen Shop, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FREE Cooking Demonstrations with Cindy Newland
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(on-going demos, so stop by anytime)
Cindy Newland, author, speaker, certified health coach and experienced cook, is the perfect person to share information with you about how to eat a plant-based diet.  She struggled with a back injury that led her to make drastic changes in her life, and with those changes she lost 125 pounds and discovered a whole new way of eating and nourishing her body with plant-based foods. On Saturday, she’ll be in our kitchen making Amazing Avocado Truffles. Stop by to try them and learn how to make these tasty and healthy treats.  Snap a pic of the recipe and try them at home!

Knife Sharpening
The Edge Doctor™ will be on duty in our Kitchen Shop! Bring your knives to be sharpened. We’ll do it on the spot, if possible – or drop them off, if you like.  We can sharpen your Standard Knives (also called American or Western – e.g. chef, paring & boning knives) as well as your Contemporary Asian Knives (e.g., Santoku) for $3 each.  Have questions about your knives and knife sharpening? Stop by and talk with The Edge Doctor.

Interactive Stations
Experience interactive displays throughout the shop and get some hands-on culinary education.  Find out more about fresh vs. dried Herbs. Learn to identify different types of Pasta… and more!

Meet our 2019 Vegetable Butcher™
CCKC Executive Chef Jill Garcia Schmidt

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Chef Jill will be happy to clean and cut your market produce… and entertain you at the same time. And it’s FREE!!  Heck, she may even have a few knife skills to teach you and recipes for you to try with your market treasures. (Ok, she will for sure.)  Bring your market produce purchases and get them cut by our Vegetable Butcher!

Meet the Local Makers
Local artisans with Vain Foods will be here sampling treats made with their Vain Vanilla. Taste the difference that high-quality spirits and the very best beans make in vanilla.

FREE Food & Wine Tastings & More…
Come on in and nibble on some tasty foods and drinks, including dishes from our Dinners on Demand™ menu.  You’ll know you’re here when you pick up the intoxicating smells wafting from our door.

We’re keeping a few fun surprises a secret for now.  You’ll just have to stop by to find out what else we have up our chef coat sleeve!




May 18, 2019
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Culinary Center of Kansas City


The Culinary Center of Kansas City
7920 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66204 United States
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